Joe Root was Disappointed by the Defeat
Joe Root was bitterly disappointed after England’s fourth Test defeat to Australia on Sunday, despite a provocative effort to keep their ash dream alive. England, who had 383 goals to win at Old Trafford, was beaten for 197 after a challenging challenge. Victory beat Australia 2-1 in the five-Test series ahead of next week’s final at the Oval.
“I’m [Joe Root] bitterly disappointed I thought the way we fought today, the character we showed, each of them can be proud of it today.” “It’s hard to take it so close to wearing it to the oval. We always have to look ahead and make sure we level the series. I think it’s a good try out, a big draw to win, and we weren’t at our best in the first few rounds. We [England] fought hard and bravely throughout the game, but we are in the position we are in. “
Root praised Steve Smith, who scored 672 points, or 134.2 points, including three hundred in the series, as he missed the winner’s victory in Headingley’s third Test at Headingley.
“Steve Smith played very well. “He is a world-class player. You must take any chance that you get it early. The first test is probably the difference between the two sides. They rode well. I think the way we handled our business today was impressive. The guys are going to get a lot out of it. You learn a lot about your team and the players in situations like this. We took up the challenge and fought bravely”.